The US said that Russia “must respect the sovereignty of Belarus”

A senior official from the administration of US President Donald Trump told that Russia “must respect the sovereignty of Belarus.”

Earlier, US President Donald Trump called the situation in Belarus terrible and said that the US is closely monitoring what is happening in the country.

“A large number of peaceful protesting citizens of Belarus makes it clear that its government can no longer ignore calls for democracy,” a Trump administration official said.

“Russia must also respect the sovereignty of Belarus and the right of its citizens to freely and honestly elect their leaders,” the official said.